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NEW Gay & Lesbian Abstracts

The Libraries new acquisition, Gay and Lesbian Abstracts, offers a review of popular as well as scholarly print, electronic and Internet publications of the Gay and Lesbian press. Most topics of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community are covered in depth. Of paramount importance is the coverage of history, culture, social issues, interests, and concerns of the Gay and Lesbian community. This database is an excellent guide to the ongoing intellectual and scholarly discussions of subjects which reflect the diversity of the Gay and Lesbian community.

This database primarily indexes publications addressing the social, legal, economic, political, cultural, historical, literary and health concerns of the Gay and Lesbian community. It indexes a variety of materials including non-fiction, reviews and essays. Nearly 600 sources include: journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, proceedings, reports, dissertations, websites and multi-media publications. There is topic-selective coverage of over 1,800 periodical sources. Approximately 85% of records include abstracts. Gay and Lesbian Abstracts does not include resources on medical research associated with HIV/AIDS and related illnesses. Fiction and erotica are excluded.

Users may access Gay and Lesbian Abstracts from the frontpage of the Libraries website, either through IRIS or through the Indexes & Databases alphabetical lists or by subject in the index sub-categories:

Posted June 8, 2001